Finding Happiness in Simplicity: Everyday Joys for Simple Living

Gail Fraser, the author of the Lumby series, and Art Poulin, international folk artist, share their tenets of purposeful living shaped from experiences on a farm and private enclave in upstate New York. Art's vivid illustrations accompany Gail's suggestions for simple and happy living. This is a small but powerful gem of a book. More

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About Gail Fraser

Gail Fraser is the author of The Lumby series, which includes The Lumby Lines, Stealing Lumby, Lumby's Bounty, The Promise of Lumby, Lumby on the Air (Penguin NAL '07-'10), Lost in Lumby (Lazygoose Publishing 2017) and Between Lumby and God (coming 2018). Additionally, she and her husband, artist Art Poulin (, collaboratively wrote and illustrated Finding Happiness in Simplicity, hardcover Globe Pequot Press. Gail is currently writing the seventh novel in the series which will be released in 2018.

Gail was born and raised in Rye, New York. She studied at the University of London before returning to Skidmore College where she earned her BA in English Education. She completed her MBA at the University of Connecticut, with graduate work done at Harvard University. Prior to changing her life and becoming a novelist, Gail had a successful career in 'corporate America' holding senior executive and upper management positions in several Fortune 500 and start-up corporations, and working extensively throughout the world. When taking a break from writing, Gail is also a graphic design artist who is licensed internationally. You can see her designs at

Ten years ago, Gail and Art built their own Lumby - a 40 acre gentleman's farm in rural upstate New York, which has been featured in several national magazines and newspapers, as well as on PBS. They will soon be moving to Florida as both are avid open-water and pool long-distance swimmers. When not writing, Gail tends her vegetable garden, orchard and apiary, and plays the flute.

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